Wednesday, January 31, 2007

2nd Week

I'm still at it. Can't believe I am still waking up early to exercise. I went to the doctor today because I am having pain and numbness in my neck and leg. He thinks it's my arthritis, so he recommended we start out with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medicine. So, this is actually a good thing. I will get a workout and I don't even have to pay for it.

Friday, January 26, 2007

One week down

I exercised every morning this week. I don't really mind it that much, but seriously 10 minutes is my maximum. I hate exercise so much. I want to add 10 minutes in the evening. I hate not being strong.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I wonder...

if I am finally ready to move on. About 12 years ago, I met someone, fell madly in love, and then the relationship ended abruptly. I quit smoking, too. I gained about 15 pounds in 5 months. I started dieting to lose it. I don't need to tell you what happened after that. I lost weight, went back to eating normally, gained back the weight plus another 4 or 5 pounds and repeated the whole process again. I did that again and again until I had gained about 40 pounds. I won't diet any more. I tried exercising to lose weight. That didn't work. My muscles got toned, but my size and shape remained the same. I gave up on exercising. So yesterday, I decided I will exercise every day. I have been eating pretty healthy for the past two years. I did a walking video yesterday and a 10 minute body toning video today. I like that one. I have a very short attention span when it comes to exercise. I get bored before I finish whatever workout it is. These 10 minute ones, I can do. So, I was just reading and all of the sudden I wondered if I am finally over what happened when that relationship ended. Is that why I suddenly feel like exercising? And was I unable to lose weight in order to keep myself from being in a position to meet someone new and risk loss like that again? I would like to move on.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Now We're Having Fun

So Mr. Big Boss is in a really good mood today and I can't help but wonder why. Usually, he is pretty unhappy with someone or something. I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. My boss has decided he will retire in 2 1/2 years. That's the earliest he can go and still get enough money to live on. I hope I win the lottery.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Battle Lines

Mr. Big Boss has been using a company credit card for personal stuff. He always pays the bill, but it makes me (and others) wonder why he doesn't use his own credit cards. One of the corporate vice presidents wants him to stop. It's getting very strained between them. I am trying to be sympathetic to him, but he causes me more grief than any 10 people combined, so it's not easy. I made a list of observations about the company. I don't know what I'll do with that. Basically, it represents everything that is wrong with the way the company is managed (mismanaged). Here are some highlights.
1. There are no meetings.
2. New people don't get introduced except by accident.
3. There are 3 separate fiefdoms within the company. Each tries to pretend the others don't exist.
4. Everyone knows that no one ever gets fired for incompetence. Jobs for life.
5. The top boss doesn't meet with his department managers...ever.
You get the idea. I don't know how we stay profitable. I have to get out of there.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Cold or Not?

So all day Sunday I felt fine. Now I feel like I have a cold. WTF. I'm cold. My ears hurt. I'm sneezing. So I started with the Airborn and Zycam again. Mr. Big Boss found a couple of excuses to stop by my office today. Odd. The witch was not in, so that was good.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Sniff. Cough.

I woke up this morning with a runny nose. Now, I don't know if I have a cold for sure. It's so damn warm right now that people with allergies (me) are having a bad time. But, I didn't want to take any chances so I started taking Airborn and Zycam. I was feeling tired, too. The runny nose stopped and then came back between doses. It is evening and I still feel okay. Wonder if it really worked or if I am that suggestible. Either way is alright with me.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Oh Dear

Our joy was short-lived. My boss told me that his boss has moved on from the inventory problem with the hag. What caused this about-face? After having all evening to ponder the issue, he realized that he was afraid to confront her, so he dropped it. I saw her in his office today, a fairly rare occurrence. She was trying to explain something. He sounded perturbed. I think he feels like he has an office wife, but not in a good way. Oh well, it was such fun while it lasted. Then something weird happened. Someone asked me how things are with me and the person in question. I said "Fine. I don't work with her." He was clearly fishing. What I don't know is why. The only people who know my true feelings are my boss and my family. So, how did this guy know there was a problem? He must have overheard something. I wonder what. Then, the boss' boss left early and made a point of coming by to tell me this and to wish me a good weekend. WTF??? Tune in next week for more intrigue.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Sweet Little Victory

At the end of the day, my boss told me that our nemesis has caused his boss some major aggravation. Woohoo!!! It seems that something is terribly wrong with our inventory and it is because of how she insists that certain things be done. My boss and I have tried to voice our concerns about this more than once, but to no avail. I guess this has finally become a large enough issue to draw some negative attention. We are sitting back smiling with satisfaction. Finally, the miserable cow will be made to account for herself.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


My boss' boss emailed me with some questions today. He could have just called my boss, but I think he wanted to communicate with me. I don't know why. Either he is annoyed with my boss or he just realized I am not feeling very friendly toward him these days. He followed up the email conversation we had with a visit to my office to explain why he wanted the information. Totally unnecessary. He can ask me anything anytime. He is an executive. What is he trying to achieve? I don't know.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Back To Work

Nice long weekends are wonderful...until they end. Actually, today wasn't that bad. I was reminded again, though, that this company is the poster child for disfunctional management. Anyway, I intend to spend some time looking at the job listings tomorrow. I feel like I'm getting a cold. Everyone else has it, so why not? My hand is killing me. I think I'll give it a soak. I recorded the K.T. Tunstall special and just watched it. She is amazing. I ordered Alastair Artingstall's c.d. I found him on MySpace believe it or not. I have found lots of good music there. Anyway, I love him to pieces. I ordered his c.d. and he personally sent me an acknowledgement and thank you. Seriously. See, sometimes the world is a really cool place.